Reports: Juventus join Inter Milan in the race to sign Real Madrid superstar
What's the rumour?
Serie A giants Juventus have reportedly approached Real Madrid and World Cup star Luka Modric in a bid to get his signature.
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Modric had just capped off the best year of his career, after having won the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid and having led Croatia to their first FIFA World Cup final ever.
His involvement in the achievements saw him winning an array of individual prizes such as the FIFA Men's Player of the Year award, the Best FIFA Men's Player gong and the coveted Ballon d'Or.
Since then, the Croatian has been associated with a move to Inter Milan, who are looking to bolster their midfield and challenge runaway leaders Juventus.
The heart of the matter
Juventus made one of their best purchases last summer in the form of Cristiano Ronaldo and look set to raid Real Madrid's squad once again.
Modric's contract with Real Madrid is set to end on June 2022 but there have been no signs of a contract renewal so far.
Last month, the World Cup finalist revealed that he intends to honour his contract with Real telling Sportske Novosti, "I shared six beautiful seasons with Ronaldo, probably the best years of my career, and we've done so much together."
"I've been here for six-and-a-half years and I can say with certainty that we are a good group, with mature people and quality players, good relationships and an excellent atmosphere."
Rumour rating: 6/10
Modric's move to Juventus seems unlikely considering the fact that the Galacticos were adamant on not selling him when Inter were openly pursuing the midfielder.
The Los Blancos side even reported the Serie A outfit to FIFA for an illegal approach, so it's safe to take the rumours with a pinch of salt for the moment.
Despite their Copa del Rey victory on Thursday, Real Madrid are still struggling in La Liga, where they sit at fifth place, ten points away from rivals and table-toppers Barcelona.
The Galacticos will look to close the gap in the league when they face Real Betis later tonight.